Learning through Landscapes

Learning through Landscapes

Learning through Landscapes (LTL) [http://www.ltl.org.uk] is the national school grounds charity, which helps schools and early years settings make the most of their outdoor spaces for play and learning.

LTL undertakes research, gives advice, encourages action and supports all those who care about making the most of these vital spaces. They work with and through central and local government, with other charities and businesses, and run a number of programmes for school communities and early years settings throughout the UK.

Why do school grounds matter?

Young people who do not have access to decent school grounds get a poor start in life. Many children have few opportunities to learn and play outdoors. Good school grounds encourage healthy exercise, creative play, making friends, learning through doing and getting in touch with the natural world.

The 2003 National Survey of School Grounds showed that, of schools who had improved their grounds:

• 65% reported an improved attitude to learning

• 73% said behaviour had improved

• 64% reported reduced bullying

• 84% reported improved social interaction

• 85% said that healthy active play had increased.

In Scotland LTL is known as Grounds for Learning [http://www.gflscotland.org.uk] .

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